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Content Management Systems

What’s a Content Management System?

A Content Management System allows a user or group of users to manage the content of a website (or any application that publishes content). Users can log in, access the content of their site and make changes really easily. When changes are saved the website is updated immediately. Making your website work with a Content Management Systems guarantees that it’s easy to update anytime you want, and you don’t have to wait for someone else to do it! You can add new pages or change existing content whenever you like.

Your website’s content is stored safely in a fast, secure and reliable database and you can log in to your CMS and make changes anytime - 24 hours a day.

What we do

We have extensive experience working with Content Management Systems - whether it’s developing them from scratch or extending established and reliable open source solutions to meet your exact requirements.

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We can host your CMS reliably in the cloud so it’s available any time. We have extensive experience with the Windows Azure cloud computing platform, which allows us to provide ultimate reliability, flexibility and performance. You can read more about why we use Windows Azure on our blog.

If you need a Content Management System - whether it’s a bespoke complex solution or for a simple website - please contact us for more information or a quote.

Existing websites

If you have an existing website, it can usually be converted to use a Content Management System in a short amount of time, and as soon as it’s launched you can make changes and add new content whenever you want. Create pages, upload images, change the navigation structure or write a blog post - anytime you feel like it!

If your website is hard to maintain or difficult to work with, or if you have to rely on someone else to make changes to your site, please contact us. We can help you get the most out of a Content Management System to improve your website’s functionality and performance. Not only that, it’ll also increase your productivity and give you the freedom to quickly create the most important ingredient for a successful web presence - content.

Contact us for a quote to convert your existing website to use a Content Management System.

Help and Support

We’re with you every step of the way during the development process. We want to make sure you’re happy with your solution and comfortable using it. We can provide excellent online help with guides and videos on how to get things done using your new CMS, whether it’s creating a new page or section of the website, uploading images or changing existing content.

You can reach us by email if things go wrong and we’ll usually get back to you within a few hours. We have a range of great support options to help you when you need more advanced guidance - from telephone consultations to on-site visits to really get into the details. Please contact us to discuss all our support options and how we can help you get the most out of your Content Management System.

Extensibility

We work on creating and improving Content Management Systems a lot, and we’re constantly coming up with new ideas and features that prove invaluable to any webmaster. Whether it’s to improve your search engine ranking using standard SEO techniques, create a blog, add an online store with e-commerce functionality or whatever else you can think of, we can help you. We can extent Content Management Systems with a whole range of bespoke functionality, anything you can think of that a website can do, we can also add to your CMS!

Normally when we create new features for your existing CMS there’s little or no downtime because software updates are applied immediately - the new functionality just gets switched on so you can log straight in and make the most of it.

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Orchard CMS

We recommend the excellent Orchard CMS, which is an open source Content Management System that’s fast, reliable and easily expandable. We’ve used Orchard for many projects - even our own website uses it - so you know you’re in good hands. You can read why we use Orchard on our blog.

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